response.json() – Python requests

response.json() returns a JSON object of the result (if the result was written in JSON format, if not it raises an error). Python requests are generally used to fetch the content from a particular resource URI. Whenever we make a request to a specified URI through Python, it returns a response object. Now, this response object would be used to access certain features such as content, headers, etc. This article revolves around how to check the response.json() out of a response object. It is one of the most used methods in requests module.

How to use response.json() using Python requests?

To illustrate use of response.json(), let’s ping geeksforgeeks.org. To run this script, you need to have Python and requests installed on your PC.

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# import requests module
import requests
  
# Making a get request
response = requests.get('https://api.github.com')
  
# print response
print(response)
  
# print json content
print(response.json())

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Example Implementation –

Save above file as request.py and run using



Python request.py
Output –

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Check the json content at the terminal output. This basically returns a Python dictionary.

Advanced Concepts

There are many libraries to make an HTTP request in Python, which are httplib, urllib, httplib2, treq, etc., but requests is the one of the best with cool features. If any attribute of requests shows NULL, check the status code using below attribute.

requests.status_code

If status_code doesn’t lie in range of 200-29. You probably need to check method begin used for making a request + the url you are requesting for resources.

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